I chose nursing for the flexibility of this career, as I had already been in middle management for many years, and it was not only boring, but very difficult to advance. Since I was a nurse recruiter, I knew RNs could move laterally from working in a hospital to working in a clinic or even working as a case manager or education. I was always very interested in STEM careers, but previously lacked the confidence that I could stand the rigors of such a choice.. However, I decided to believe I could do the work necessary to complete the difficult coursework. I highly recommend checking out that last link to determine if the courses are something you can handle. I also chose nursing because, at the time, my supervisor expected me to work a lot of overtime every week, but I did not get paid for it. Since I resided in California, I knew there was a law for nurses which paid overtime after 8 hours in a day. Seven years after graduation, I am very happy with my choice, as I tried hospital nursing, clinic nursing, psychiatric nursing, and now finally found my niche: I work at home as a case manager.